Tank And The Bangas are getting by with a little help from their friends on their upcoming EP Friend Goals. The project’s title represents the list of features on the project and there are a boatload of them – from well-known artists such as PJ Morton, Pell, CHIKA and DUCKWRTH to emerging local New Orleans artists. To warm us up for the project, Tank and company have released two singles, “To Be Real” and “Self Care.”
“To Be Real” featuring HaSizzle, Keedy Black and Big Choo isn’t a cover of the Cheryl Lynn classic, but a bounce music track where Tank and friends discuss how things go down around their way. The track features some of the familiar components of bounce music, but there’s also a jazz and old school hip hop sound that rounds things out.
According to frontwoman Tarriona “Tank” Ball, “’Self Care’ is THE quarantine song to get you moving! It shows that some of the best things can come out from solitude, especially when the beat hits this hard.” Like “To Be Real,” “Self Care” is another posse cut, featuring vocals from close friends Jaime Woods, Orleans Big and Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph. Over a thumping trap flute groove, Tank and her besties let us know how they don’t have time for anyone but themselves. In the Fat Happy Media-directed video, each of the vocalists share their own version of “Self Care,” from taking a bath to making balloon animals to partaking of some herbal remedies.
Friend Goals is due out November 20th. You can check out the full tracklist then keep scrolling to listen to both singles and peep Tank And The Bangas and all their friends in action.
Tank And The Bangas Friend Goals tracklist:
1. Fluff (featuring DUCKWRTH)
2. Self Care (featuring Jaime Woods, Orleans Big, Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph)
3. TSA (featuring PJ Morton)
4. Mr. Insta (featuring CHIKA)
5. To Be Real (featuring Hasizzle, Keedy Black, Big Choo)
6. Friend Goals (featuring Pell)